When you purchase a laptop built specifically for gaming, there are a few sacrifices your need to keep in mind. Chief among them is portability, as something beefy enough to handle any modern game is going to be rather significant in both size and weight. Today, MSI looks to change that, with the announcement of their GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth lines of gaming laptops.
The GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth are ultraslim laptops sporting a 15″ and 17″ screen respectively. Within them both lies an NVIDIA GeForce GTX mobile GPU, with the bigger beast getting the 870M and the slightly smaller beast getting the 860M.
The new MSI laptops also come stuffed full of RAM, booting off SSDs and complementing your storage needs with cavernous mechanical secondary hard drives. This collection of hardware rests on an Mg-Li alloy chassis finished externally with brushed aluminium. Basically you don’t want to let the thin profile of these laptops fool you; they are built for serious gamers in need of a powerful portable solution.
Both MSI laptops are available now. The MSRP, as well as more details, can be found in the press release below. Keep an eye on Futurelooks as we may have one of these for review in the future.
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Next Gen Ultra-Portable Gaming Notebooks Available
Thin and light gaming notebooks now armed with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 870M/860M Series Graphics
City of Industry, Calif. – March 25, 2014 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the immediate availability of the ultra-slim, yet powerful GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth gaming notebooks. Now available in 17-inch and 15-inch models, the GS Series offers gamers unmatched gaming power in incredibly thin and light gaming notebooks.
Designed for the serious gamer, the GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth notebooks deliver next generation graphics with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 860M/870M Graphics and blazing fast performance with 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Killer Gaming Networking. The gaming notebooks also feature a variety of cutting edge components, including SteelSeries gaming backlit keyboard, powerful customization options with SteelSeries Engine, Sound Blaster Cinema, Dynaudio Technology and XSplit Gamecaster.
"The GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth answers portable gaming prayers by packing smoking speeds and deadly graphics into featherlike notebooks," said Andy Tung, CEO for MSI Pan America. "NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 800M Series graphics gives the GS Series incredible graphics processing ability, translating into an ultra-realistic and immersive gaming experience."
The GS60 Ghost, MSI’s latest design in the GS Series, is the lightest 15” notebook to hit the market. It is the first gaming notebook to utilize Mg-Li alloy in its design. Mg-Li alloy is ultra-light and sturdy, delivering supreme build quality for high performance gaming, without the weight.
Powerful Performance in a Form Factor Build
MSI arms the GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 870M and GeForce® GTX 860M respectively, giving them up to 50% faster graphics processing with lower temperatures and energy consumption compared to the previous generation of GPUs.
The GS Series gaming notebooks also deliver an unparalleled sensory experience for multimedia lovers with Sound Blaster Cinema, Dynaudio speakers and MSI’s Audio Boost technology featuring gold-flashed audio ports. All GS Series gaming notebooks are able to output to 4K displays and can connect multiple independent monitors simultaneously using the Matrix Multi-Monitor Display.
MSI’s also managed to increase the amount of storage and speed with the inclusion of Super RAID 2 in the form factor GS70 Stealth Pro notebooks, delivering more than 1500MB/s of read speed with 3 mSATA SSD’s and a 1TB HDD to store all your games and multimedia.
MSI equips the GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost with SteelSeries full-color backlight keyboard with Anti-Ghosting capabilities and an in-depth and powerful customization program, the SteelSeries Engine. SteelSeries Engine offers unprecedented personalization by giving gamers the power to personalize playing style with over a billion customization options, program individual keys for unlimited configurations, determine individual key color and lighting patterns, save and share configurations with other gamers, and learn gaming patterns with key usage statistics.
Dual Fan Thermal Cooling – Better Performance, Less Noise
The GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost stay cool with a highly efficient thermal design. Utilizing 2 ultra slim fans, the new GS Series offers better cooling performance and an intelligent air flow design necessary for ultra-slim builds. Fan and temperature control performance have also been improved so that temperatures are reduced much more quickly and with less noise.
MSI’s GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost are available starting at $1,699.99. For more information about the latest generation of GS gaming notebooks, including full specs and high resolution images, please visit www.msimobile.com or usgaming.msi.com.
GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost Full Specs
|GS70 StealthPro-024||GS60 Ghost-003||GS60 Ghost-007|
|Processor||Core i7-4700HQ (2.4-3.4 GHz)|
|Operation System||Win 8.1 Multi-language|
|Display||17.3" Full HD Non Reflection||15.6" Full HD eDP Wide View Angle|
|Graphic||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M|
|Hard Disk Drive||128GB mSATA + 1TB (7200RPM)||128GB mSATA + 750B (7200RPM)|
|Memory||16GB (8G*2) DDR3L 1600MHz||12GB (8GB +4GB) DDR3L 1600MHz|
|LAN / Bluetooth||Killer Gaming Network / BT 4.0|
|Wireless||Intel 7260 Wilkins Peak 2 (2×2 802.11 ac)|
|Card Reader||SD (XC/HC)|
|Speaker||Dynaudio Tech Speakers x 2 + Subwooferx1|
|USB||USB 3.0 x 3|
|mDP||mDP x 1|
|Battery||6 cell 120W|
|Keyboard||SteelSeries Full-color backlight with Anti-Ghost|
16.47" x 11.29" x 0.85"
|15.35” x 10.47” x 0.78”|
|Weight (w/ battery)||5.73 lbs||4.32 lbs|
Founded in 1986, MSI is driven and motivated by customer satisfaction. A worldwide leader in computer components, MSI boasts a state-of-the-art R&D department, an annual production of motherboards and graphic cards reaching the tens of millions and sales in over 120 countries. MSI reaches the consumer and commercial markets with a product lineup that includes notebook PCs, All-in-One PCs, servers, IPCs, robotic appliances and vehicle electronics. MSI’s slogan, Innovation with Style, represents the company’s core value “Innovation” and “Style” and embodies the company’s pursuit of excellence through quality products, user-friendly designs and cutting-edge technology.